We’re all familiar with the amazing bomber jacket trend, where sportswear and streetwear collide to provide comfort and style, even in the changing seasons. Take a look at 15 of the best bomber jackets out there, with styling inspiration from your fave celebrities, as well as day-to-night looks.
How to Wear a Bomber Jacket
Since the days it was known as a ‘flight jacket’, these wearable pieces have become a wardrobe staple. From oversized to cropped, authentic details to embroidery, your street style is sure to go up a notch with a fashion favourite bomber.
For daytime (and as the weather gets warmer), go for lighter fabrics and experiment with different shades. Satin bomber jackets for women are a real throwback to the 50s, and work with elegant skirts, dresses and even oversized jeans to bring the style bang up to date. The Ma1 bomber jacket has also never been more popular if you’re looking for something more classic.
Oversized bombers look particularly great with skinny jeans, chunky boots and a loose tee if you’re going casual. Why not go for floral patterns paired with the more understated outfit? It’s sure to make you stand out from the crowd.
If you’re looking for something more relaxed and sporty, Nike bomber jackets for women are a must. Great for the gym, but also for a day out. The retro styles from activewear brands of today are so accessible and have definitely become more fashionable (even if you’re not working out).
Don’t be fooled into thinking that bomber jackets can’t work as part of an evening outfit. Picking something in a contrasting fabric turns a relaxed look into a chic one, and there are so many to choose from. Suede bomber jackets for women look expensive without necessarily needing to be, and leather bomber jackets for women will instantly transform any outfit from day to night.
There are also lots of embroidered bomber jackets for women out there in our favourite high street stores. Like satin, embroidery will give any look a bit of edginess but also femininity. If you’re rocking black or darker colours, definitely experiment with this style.
Olive bomber jackets for women are extremely versatile, too. Even slightly oversized with rolled up sleeves, they can really work with an elegant top, cropped jeans and a pair of killer heels. Not only stylish, but also practical during colder evenings! If you want to recreate this in a shade to complement the pretty pastels of spring, pink bomber jackets for women are also a sartorial smash hit.
Top 15 Bomber Jackets
Edgy yet girly, smart yet playful – these 15 styles of bomber jacket are a must-have for fashion lovers who want to get the perfect street style vibe.
Beautiful embroidery is a huge trend this year and brands such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Anthropologie, ASOS, Zara and Forever 21 all feature some unique styles in our top 15. We love the delicate details as well as the louder prints which are calling out for the summer season!
Sporty, striped designs give that ‘preppy’ look and brands continue to put it together with striking florals and bright colours. Great for the daytime.
If you fancy something more summery, cotton bomber jackets for women are both airy and subtle. Marks and Spencer have a wide variety, but we particularly love the lace, as shown below.
Also included are the classic khaki and black bomber jackets for women, both of which work for day and night, all year round. The detail of fur trim and velvet fabric adds that extra bit of style too.
Whatever the occasion and whatever your look, this top 15 is sure to tick all the right boxes.
Some of our favourite celebs have been rocking the bomber jacket trend, going for the casual cover up look as well as more fashion forward styling.
The effortlessly chic Emma Watson goes for a leather bomber with stripe details, paired with a slouchy jumper, black skinny jeans and Chelsea boots. Whether you are after the real deal or prefer faux leather bomber jackets for women, this is an amazing everyday look.
Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid certainly show that the best things in life come in pairs as they model the casual oversized Ma1 bomber jacket to perfection.
Olivia Palermo is a fine example of how to dress up the usual relaxed look. The slimmer fit of the jacket means that the loose fitting leather trousers and gorgeous red heels balance out her shape and make a real statement in the process – sporty meets luxury (which we love). The flash of electric blue on the inside of the jacket is rather awesome too!
Bomber Jackets Women: Ultimate Style Tips
- If you want to capture a more feminine look, go for blush pinks, cropped cuts, prints or satin finishes.
- Oversized bomber jackets work particularly well with skinny jeans, shorts and dresses in order to balance out your frame. Roll up the sleeves for extra cool points.
- Lace, leather and satin fabrics are the perfect transitional pieces from day to night.
- Don’t be afraid of colour, particularly in warmer weather.
- Style your bomber jacket up with statement heels or over the knee boots for an evening out.
Throwing on your favourite bomber jacket can really transform an outfit, whether that be into something more laid back or dressed up. It’s the comfortable, street style staple which moves from classic military to delicate and pretty. The variation on this iconic shape is both exciting and bang on trend and we couldn’t be happier that it’s here to stay.
So whatever your budget or favourite place to shop, no doubt you’ll be able to find a bomber jacket to cement your street cred and make you feel amazing. After all, that’s what fashion is all about.
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Last reviewed and updated on March 27, 2017